2017_083_AF6_GND

Portugalia E195 - Deployment of ATN B1 capability

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Implementing Partners

Leader: Portugalia

Description

The Implementing Project (IP) fully deploys ATN B1 capability on Portugália E195 fleet. Considering the deployment approach of family 6.1.4, as specified in the Deployment Program (DP), the steps to be considered are described below.

The upgrade of the remaining Portugália fleet (4 E195 aircraft) is covered by IP 2016_061_AF6 (2016-EU-TM-0117-M).

Specific objectives:
The Implementing Project specifically aims to upgrade four E195 that are part of Portugália Airlines fleet for Datalink Services capability.

Expected Results:
Portugália fleet is fully equipped with ATN B1 capability .
Regular operations using datalink services, as specified in the DLS IR can start.

Performance Benefits:
The following performance benefits are expected, among others:

  • Fewer loss of communication events;

  • Decrease in communication errors;

  • Reduction in the communication workload;

  • Estimation that datalink services can reduce total controller workload by up to 29%.

PREVIOUS PROJECT DESCRIPTION FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY
General Context:

The proposed Implementation Project (IP) fully deploys ATN B1 capability on Portugália E195 fleet. Considering the deployment approach of family 6.1.4, as specified in the Deployment Program (DP), the steps to be considered are described below as per published Smart Paper structure.

Concerning Fleet numbers, project shall be embodied on four E195 aircraft which represents an investment of ~550k EUR. Globally speaking, considering Portugália Airlines share on project re. 2016-061-AF6, total investment represents ~3.0M EUR.

Specific Objectives

The Implementation Project aims to upgrade all four E195 that are part of Portugália Airlines fleet for Datalink Services capability.

Tasks:

Present IP contains the following tasks to modify ERJ 195 fleet to comply with Datalink
Project mandate:

  • Project Management;

  • Aircraft modification process consisting in hardware and software changes through
    maintenance intervention. Modifications planned are also under ELSA’s “Best-in-Class” definition for software and hardware. This step is in line with previously DLS project ref. 2016-061-AF6;

  • Elaboration and approval process of operational procedures and training packages. This step is in line with previously DLS project ref. 2016-061-AF6;

  • Flight Crew training. This step is in line with previously DLS project ref. 2016-061-AF6;

Expected Results:

The IP culminates with the start of regular operations using Datalink Services by Portugália Airlines, as specified in the DLS IR.

Performance Benefits:

These benefits are more detailed on Performance Grid section. However, generally, the following performance benefits are expected, among others:

  • Fewer loss of communication events;

  • Decrease in communication errors;

  • Reduction in the communication workload;

  • Estimation that datalink services can reduce total controller workload by up to 29%"

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Airline
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: No
  • Main AF: AF6 - Initial trajectory information sharing
  • Sub AF: S-AF 6.1 - Initial Trajectory Information Sharing
  • Progress Percentage: 100%